According to Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys and Seahawks have not spoken about a potential trade involving S Earl Thomas since before the season. However, Rapoport says that several people inside the Cowboys organization are hoping to reopen trade talks with the Seahawks following today’s game.
Rapoport says that the Cowboys will show up in Seattle with “open ears” about a Thomas trade.
Interestingly enough, Rapoport mentions that the Texans traded Duane Brown to the Seahawks after they played one another, so it’s possible trade talks could pick from here on.
Thomas is expected to play in Week 3’s game, despite being practice on Friday because of non-injury reasons. For what it’s worth, Rapoport mentions that the Seahawks remain committed to Thomas.
The Cowboys reportedly offered the Seahawks a second-round pick for Thomas this summer, but Seattle declined to move him.
Thomas, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. He’s entering the final year of his five-year, $44.725 million contract that includes $27.725 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8.5 million for the 2018 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Thomas would free up $8.5 million of available cap space while creating $1.9 million in dead money.
In 2018, Thomas has appeared in two games and recorded 11 tackles, one interception and two pass defense for the Seahawks.